Although season one of the Pitch TV show on FOX premiered to low ratings which only grew lower, the network has not yet either cancelled or renewed Pitch for season two. As previously reported, network execs Gary Newman and David Madden indicated the network would consider the show for renewal.
Dan Fogelman, who is enjoying great success with his other new series — NBC’s This Is Us — says he is optimistic about Pitch getting a second season on FOX. A sports drama series, Pitch follows gifted young pitcher, Ginny Baker (Kylie Bunbury), who becomes the first female Major League Baseball player. Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Ali Larter, Mark Consuelo, Dan Lauria, Mo McRae, Meagan Holder, and Tim Jo also star.
Dan Fogelman ‘Optimistic’ for Season Two of Pitch on FOX
Here is more, from Deadline:
Following the session for his NBC series This Is Us today, Pitch co-creator Dan Fogelman said he is “optimistic” about a second season. “I hope I’m not naive. It’s very important to me and I made it clear to all the people at Fox who produce the show,” said Fogelman.
“The metrics and ratings are the metrics and the ratings, and I believe if given time to grow, it will grow,” added Fogelman, who co-created the show with Rick Singer.
“I believe in the show so strongly, but the point of entry is difficult, either the baseball or the concept of the show. But once you get past that…” continued Fogelman.
The Pitch TV series premiere earned a 1.06 rating in the 18-49 year old viewer demographic and drew 4.227 million viewers. However, by the end of its ten-episode first season, the show’s average numbers were a 0.83 and 3.032 million, respectively. Check out all the season one ratings for Pitch on FOX.
What do you think? Should FOX cancel or renew Pitch for season two? Sound off in the comments.
PLEASE DO NOT CANCEL!!!!!!!!
No don’t cancel I would love it to come back i would stop watching my other shows just to watch “Pitch” please bring it back at least for a good ending!!!!
I was very optimistic that the show would be CANCELLED! I was right. Good move by FOX. The ratings kept dropping. Since nobody made an offer to take it from FOX, I guess that tells you how much interest other networks had in it. NONE.
Please have a second season. My young daughter who plays hard ball was inspired by the show as there are so few females who play hard ball. We both loved the show.
Please keep this program. Well scripted and great cast. I know you guys can come up with a continuation. So many unanswered issues! There have been so many good shows that leave before given a chance. Also, PLEASE do not schedule newer shows against the very well established
Programs to compete. They won’t get the audience view you are striving for. And networks move programs too often and people can’t find or it competes with their favorites. Thank you.
Pitch is better than THIS IS US. But pitch hit as it is from the same creator, allow people to binge watch and fall in love. DONT put it ona sports channel. Its for smart people not jocks.
Sell it to HBO or AMAZON who will do
I’m late to get started on this show but all I have to say is WOW!! Such a great message of the value of hard work and believing in yourself plus so entertaining!! Great cast! I’m hooked and so hoping it comes back!!
Love this show. Characters are terrific. Good story line.
Great show good story line
“Pitch” is a fine show that suffered from a poor time slot and fierce competition from long-running ratings winners. on another day in a different time window I expect the rating results would improve. It seems there are some fans on this board would follow the show if it is renewed. Frankly I’m sick of cartoon super heroes and it’s nice to see an empowering real world show as a possibility for young girls.
“Pitch” was my Number One favorite TV show in 2016! The presentation of this extraordinary event was phenomenal, excellent cast, great storylines. Please renew!!
Really liked the show
My group age is 59-69 and I love PITCH.
Would like to see it back.